coronavirus

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Covid-19 cases and state partisanship

From Dan Goodspeed, the bar chart race is back. The length of the bars represents Covid-19 case rates per state, and color represents partisanship. The animation currently starts on June 1 and runs through October 13. It plays out how most of us probably assumed at some level or another. Tags: coronavirus, Dan Goodspeed, partisanship

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Covid-19, the third leading cause of death

For Scientific American, Youyou Zhou made a line chart that shows cause of death in the United States, from 2015 up to present. Covid-19 was the leading cause of death in April and is now sitting at number 3. The rise in unclassified deaths also stands out. Tags: coronavirus, mortality, Scientific American

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Breaking down the $4 trillion bailout

Using a straightforward treemap, The Washington Post looks at where the $4 trillion bailout went. As you scroll, different categories highlight with accompanying text. This is probably the old man in me, and I know the scrollytelling format works better for mobile and provides more focus, but I find myself missing the large, featured-filled interactives. Those were the days. Tags: bailout, coronavirus, Washington Post

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Shape of unemployment

For The New York Times, Ella Koeze looks at the various types of unemployment and how rates changed over the past six months. The piece uses area charts, with a focus on the shape over time. With the consistent value axis and side-by-side placement, it’s kind of like a deconstructed stacked area chart, but with easier comparisons across categories. Tags: coronavirus, Ella Koeze, New York Times, unemployment

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Excel spreadsheet limit leads to 16,000 Covid-19 cases left off daily count

Microsoft Excel is useful for many things, but it has its limitations (like all software), which led to an undercount of 15,841 Covid-19 positive tests recorded by Public Health England. For the Guardian, Alex Hern reports: In this case, the Guardian understands, one lab had sent its daily test report to PHE in the form of a CSV file – the simplest possible database format, just a list of values...

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Coronavirus infection timeline

The timeline for a new infection isn’t the same for everyone. Some never show any symptoms. Some recover quickly. Some take months to recover. So, for The New York Times, Katherine J. Wu and Jonathan Corum describe the timeline of a coronavirus infection with a set of illustrative charts instead of using exact numbers. Tags: coronavirus, New York Times, timeline

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Seems relevant

Just looking back at the past eight or nine months of coronavirus posts for no particular reason. Some that stood out: When It Comes to Covid-19, Most of Us Have Risk Exactly Backward How washing your hands for 20 seconds does the trick This 3-D Simulation Shows Why Social Distancing Is So Important Math behind wearing masks Face mask respirator and its usefulness with different beard styles Tags: coronavirus

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Sonification of Covid-19 rates

You’ve seen the line charts showing case rates over time. The focus is on trends and whether things are getting better or worse. This piece by Jan Willem Tulp focuses on the current rates with tickers and a sonification of new cases. Ding, ding, ding. There’s a new ding for each new case as you look at the page, based on a weekly average for each country tracked by Our...

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Covid-19 in your neighborhood

With recorded U.S. Covid-19 deaths passing the 200k mark, somehow the number still feels distant for many. The Washington Post, in collaboration with Lupa and the Google News Initiative, brings the tally to your neighborhood to help you relate more closely. The story starts at your location. Based on population counts and density, you zoom out to see an approximation of how far a death radius would expand from where...

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Google search trends dataset for Covid-19 symptoms

Google released a search trends dataset earlier this month. Using this dataset, Adam Pearce made an explorer to compare search volume over time: The COVID-19 Search Trends symptoms dataset shows aggregated, anonymized trends in Google searches for more than 400 health symptoms, signs, and conditions, such as cough, fever and difficulty breathing. The dataset provides a time series for each region showing the relative volume of searches for each symptom....

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